As COVID-19 vaccines are getting rolled out in Illinois, scammers are already gearing up to try another new scam involving this vaccine. As of today, only two vaccines Pfizer/Bio Tech and Moderna have been approved for Emergency Use Authorization from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA).
Scammers are calling consumers and offering them to "jump the line" for getting the vaccine, if they pay them money out of of pocket for their spot.
You can read the whole article from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) here
for more information. Below is a flyer from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that can be distributed about how to avoid any COVID-19 vaccine Scams or you can download it here
If you or someone you know has been involved in a COVID-19 vaccine scam or any other type of Medicare fraud, please reach out to the Illinois SMP at (800) 699-1463.